GENEVA – Privately owned fragrance and taste company, Firmenich, has announced the launch of its proprietary sustained release technology, Dynarome SR. Dynarome SR mimics animal fat release to recreate the same juicy taste and succulence in vegan products.

“Through our innovation, we strive to develop products that consumers will love,” said Antje Ratz, vice president of Firmenich’s SmartProteins Program. “For meat analogs specifically, that means providing solutions to our customers that satisfy the ever-rising flexitarian consumer’s expectation for a real meat-like experience. Juiciness, succulence and meat type fat lingering are key sensory cues signaled by meat that Dynarome SR delivers in plant-based alternatives. We are eager to explore this exciting new range of products with our customers to create even more delicious meat analogs.”

Mary Clarke, senior vice president of Innovation for Firmenich’s Taste & Beyond business, added, “We are very proud of this latest breakthrough flavor technology, enabling our customers to further innovate in this highly transformative food segment. We believe it is testimony to the differentiated approach built on science that Firmenich & Campus bring to our customers.”

According to Firmenich, as plant-based proteins grow in popularity, they currently lack key components to create and release typical meaty, juicy notes, often being perceived as dry.

“Taking the example of a grilled burger patty, beef notes that generate while cooking and then mingle with the cooked fat melting in your mouth are key to an authentic burger experience,” said Mark Rubin, principal flavorist at Firmenich. “We wanted to re-create that same effect with a natural product that looks, cooks and smells like beef – but is vegan. The Dynarome SR flavor solution we invented does just that by mimicking animal fat and delivering the right cooking aroma and juicy taste.”

Clarke added that Firmenich continues to push innovation and the boundaries of what is possible in taste masking and texture for alternative proteins. Also, the company has several new technologies in development to offer its customers for the success of their brands.

To learn more about Firmenich’s flavor solutions or to discover the full set of SmartProteins maskers, aroma, taste and texture tools, click here.